Important Events (from1901 to 2015)

May 29, 2016

May 29
• 1900 – N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by the French commander Émile Gentil.
• 1903 – In the May Coup, Alexander I, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
• 1913 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.
• 1914 – The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,012 lives.
• 1918 – Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad.
• 1919 – Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin.
• 1919 – The Republic of Prekmurje is founded.
• 1931 – Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.
• 1932 – World War I veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C., in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
• 1935 – First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter aeroplane.
• 1939 – The Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
• 1940 – The first flight of the Vought F4U Corsair.
• 1942 – Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling single in history.
• 1945 – First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
• 1948 – Creation of the United Nations peacekeeping force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization.
• 1950 – The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
• 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.
• 1954 – First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
• 1964 – The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
• 1969 – General strike in Córdoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
• 1973 – Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
• 1982 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
• 1982 – Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
• 1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.
• 1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
• 1988 – The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leaderMikhail Gorbachev.
• 1989 – Signing of an agreement between Egypt and the United States, allowing the manufacture of parts of the F-16 jet fighter plane in Egypt.
• 1990 – The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin as president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
• 1993 – The Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant is held in war torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.
• 1999 – Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
• 1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
• 1999 – Charlotte Perrelli representing Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest 1999 in Jerusalem with the song Take Me to Your Heaven.
• 2001 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
• 2004 – The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
• 2008 – A doublet earthquake, of combined magnitude 6.1, strikes Iceland near the town of Selfoss, injuring 30 people.
• 2012 – A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.